Monthly Archives: November 2019

Homeless for the Holidays

It’s no reason to feel ashamed, and there is help available if you don’t have a place to stay or you’re in danger of being evicted. Lots of people think homelessness means you’re living on the street, but it’s more complicated. We consider families homeless if they don’t have stable housing for any reason. You… Read More »

Let’s Learn About: The 95% Club

The 95% Club is something new to Diven. It’s so new that I literally just started it this weekend as I studied attendance data. I’m thrilled to bits to announce that as of November 1, 2019, a whopping 239 Diven scholars are part of our brand-spanking new 95% Club! So, what is this club, and… Read More »

You Asked: What About Pre-K Awards?

Some of you asked about awards for pre-kindergarten students. Students in our pre-kindergarten classes receive Good Kid Patrol awards, like our older students, but they don’t receive academic/effort awards (Best Fin Forward or Super Splash Awards). Children in pre-K are as young as three and as old as five, and the academic and social skills… Read More »

Winter Drop-Off Reminder

Well, it looks like somebody woke up Mother Nature, because there’s snow on the ground as I write this. So, let’s talk about something that becomes a concern for us here at Diven every time the weather turns: early drop-off. While classes start at 8:20am, we open the doors at 7:45am so that children can… Read More »

Let’s Learn About: Diven’s Student Awards

Diven has several awards we give to our scholars throughout the year: Best Fin Forward Award: This award is given to students who receive all Es for “exceptional effort” on their report cards each marking period. Families are invited to celebrate with their child during the school-day ceremony where your child receives the award and… Read More »

Book Fair Wish Lists by Class

Beginning Sunday, November 10, you can shop online for books for the book fair. You’ll get free shipping when you spend $25 or more. Consider purchasing books from these classrooms’ wish lists online or at our Family Night from 5:30pm – 6:30pm on Monday, November 18! When you purchase from the book fair, Diven is… Read More »

The Book Fair is Coming, and We Need You!

The book fair is coming to Diven from November 15 – 20! Join us for family night on Monday, November 18 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm to purchase books. Reading teacher, Mrs. Whalen, will be hosting this event and have fun activities and prizes for our families, including a scavenger hunt and raffle baskets. If you’re… Read More »

Let’s Learn About: Diven School Organization Meetings

The Diven School Organization is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to support the students, families, and staff of Diven Elementary through family programming and events. Like any non-profit organization, decisions are made through board meetings. Board meetings can be private or public; most of our meetings are held publicly so that we can discuss… Read More »